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Record CO2 levels fuel urgent calls for emissions cuts

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23/09/2014

Global carbon dioxide emissions will this year reach a new record as power stations, cars, buses, trains, aircraft, tractors, factories, farms and cement works continue to burn fossil fuels − releasing an estimated 40 billion tonnes of the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. And the world’s chances of limiting global average surface warming to 2°C – an ambition agreed ...

NREL to Test Inverters for the “Little Box Challenge” Presented by Google and IEEE

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23/09/2014

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will test power inverters submitted to the Little Box Challenge presented by Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society. The Challenge is an open competition to build smaller power inverters for use in solar power systems. The winner of the $1 million prize will have designed and built a kilowatt-scale inverter with ...

Global marches draw attention to climate change

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22/09/2014

Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the ...

The Battle Against Aircraft Noise

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18/09/2014

There is good news for anyone living near or under a flight path of one of the UK’s airports this week. A report out from the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) shows that UK airports are reducing noise pollution and carbon emission despite growth in passenger numbers. The AOA was keen to publish the report in response to political and public calls and to demonstrate that ...

Have you put Camlab cleaning fluids to the test?

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23/09/2014

Across the range of Camclean and Camacid we have detergents tough enough for any cleaning task in the lab, and we would love you to put them to the test on your difficult cleaning jobs. The classic Camclean and Camacid are compatible with most laboratory glasswashers. They have been developed to work together to cope with difficult cleaning tasks and still leave a perfect streak free finish on ...

Arizonan Steven Maslansky receives NGWA’s Life Member Award

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23/09/2014

Steven P. Maslansky, PG, CPG, of Maslansky GeoEnvironmental in Prescott, Arizona, has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Maslansky has been a pioneer in the area of health and ...

Less Than 1% of Sweden’s Waste goes to Landfill

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23/09/2014

It is hard to believe that as a civilised society, we continue to dump waste in landfill and there are several environmental problems associated with this activity. Greenhouse gases such as methane seep out of them and toxic chemicals like those from household cleaning products can pollute both the soil and groundwater. In addition they are smelly, noisy, can harm some wildlife species, plus they ...

Partech are WIOA winners

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23/09/2014

Partech had the honour of winning the Ron Bergmeier ‘Best Stand’ award at this year’s Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition, held in Bendigo, Australia on 5-6th September. Supported by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA), the prestigious award was handed to the combined Partech and Fluidquip stall. An innovative demonstration of ...

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